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loop the loop

1. noun A flight maneuver in which an aircraft flies in a complete vertical circle. (Usually hyphenated.) I loved going to air shows as a kid, and I always dreamed of doing loop-the-loops in an airplane when I grew up.
2. verb To fly an aircraft in a complete vertical circle. I thought I was going to throw up when the pilot looped the loop with our little biplane.
See also: loop

ˌloop the ˈloop

fly or make a plane fly in a circle going up and down: The plane looped the loop then disappeared into the distance.
See also: loop
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Witnesses reported seeing the plane attempt a loop the loop moments before the engine cut out.
Sid Utting, of Carnoustie, Angus, was attempting to loop the loop for a second time when his engine conked out at 3000 feet at the weekend.
He was already in the record books at 85 as the oldest person to loop the loop standing on a plane wing.
Coun Hartley, who coined the phrase "water quarter" for the Icknield Port Loop development, added: "We could turn it into a fantastic tourist attraction and have a loop the loop' or 'lovers' loop' route."
Choose from the following: a) Music Maker b) Party Girl c) Loop the Loop d) Sultan's Palace.
Bobby Hale, aged 32, will loop the loop three times in a glider on Saturday, July 7, to help the Tiny Tim Centre in Whitefriars Lane.
He has done nine wingwalks and was already in the record books at 85 as the oldest person to loop the loop standing on a plane wing.